Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the sixth match of the ongoing ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, which is set to take place between the New Zealand and Nepal teams at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Thursday. We commit to keep you updated with the events of the match as and when they happen. New Zealand have been among the best performing sides in international cricket in recent times, and are among the fancied sides of the tournament. Nepal, who won the ICC U-19 World Cup Qualifier 2015 in October last year, face a big task right at the start of the tournament, but cannot be taken lightly in a tournament such as this. Live Cricket Scorecard, ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, Nepal U19 vs New Zealand U19, Match 6 at Fatullah

Live cricket score | Nepal Under-19s beat New Zealand Under-19s by 32 runs | Nepal Under-19s 238/7 in 50 overs | Sunar 39 Dhamala 15 Karki 6 Rijal 48 Sheikh 39 Rajbir 39 Airee 16 Bhurtel 35* Tamang 4* | Sears 0/50 Smith 3/58 Leopard 1/45 Parikh 1/21 Ravindra 1/37 Finnie 1/26 | New Zealand Under-19s 206 in 47.1 overs | Ravindra 4 G Phillips 52 Allen 11 Finnie 37 Clarkson 15 Leopard 1 D Phillips 41 Parikh 11 Smith 24 Scott 1 Sears 0* | Dhamala 1/33 Sheikh 0/33 Kandel 0/29 Lamichhane 1/41 Tamang 2/38 Airee 3/24

Live cricket score New Zealand 206 | Overs 47.1 | Nepal win by 32 runs | BATTING: Dale Phillips 40(49), Ben Sears 0(0): Surely, surely this should be all over for New Zealand. Here’s Sheikh… aaaaaaaaaaand, Phillips is run out! IT’s ALL OVER! OUT! Dale Phillips run out 41(50)!

Live cricket score New Zealand 205/9 | Overs 47 | Target 239 | BATTING: Dale Phillips 40(49), Ben Sears 0(0): Smith is looking dangerous, leg-glancing Airee for four, that is 200 for Nepal! WHAT A BALL FROM AIREE! That pitched on off and currrrrved in, hitting leg-and-middle! Scott tries to clear long-on but only finds Sunar there! OUT! Nathan Smith b Dipendra Airee 24(13)! Talor c Sandeep Sunar b Dipendra Airee 1(2)!

Live cricket score New Zealand 198/7 | Overs 46 | Target 239 | BATTING: Dale Phillips 38(47), Nathan Smith 20(11): Aarif Sheikh is back to bowl his medium pace. Smith and Phillips are looking desperate for runs. Smith biffs the fourth ball hard, straight over Sheikh’s head for six, they need more of them!

Live cricket score New Zealand 187/7 | Overs 45 | Target 239 | BATTING: Dale Phillips 37(46), Nathan Smith 10(6): Airee bowls a rank long-hop, Phillips pulls hard, four! The Kiwis are in no mood to give up! Airee makes a comeback, keeping Smith on check. Smith wastes a full-toss, and eventually a mere 6 from the over.

Live cricket score New Zealand 181/7 | Overs 44 | Target 239 | BATTING: Dale Phillips 33(43), Nathan Smith 9(3): That is number seven! Dipendra Airee this time, lovely curve, the ball beats the bat and hits timber! But Nathan Smith walks out and retaliates with a straiiiiight six! OUT! Aniket Parikh b Dipendra Airee 11(11)!

Live cricket score New Zealand 163/6 | Overs 42 | Target 239 | BATTING: Dale Phillips 27(37), Aniket Parikh 10(8): Mayhem at Fatullah! New Zealand have lost Clarkson, who mistimed a pull and was caught brilliantly by Bhurtel at square-leg! Parish, of course, is not giving up, hitting Sandeep Lamichhane for consecutive boundaries… OUT! Josh Clarkson c Kushal Bhurtel b Sandeep Lamichhane 15(44)!

Live cricket score New Zealand 129/5 | Overs 36 | BATTING: Josh Clarkson 10(37), Dale Phillips 13(16): From here, New Zealand need another 110 runs to beat Nepal with five wickets in hand. Tamang broke the parternship of Glenn Phillips and Josh Finnie by dismissing thef ormr in the 26th over. A short ball from Tamang, Glenn pulled it straight into the hands of substitute fielder S Rana in deep square leg. Tamang struck once again in his very next over, this time Josh Finnie went. OUT! Glenn Phillips c S Rana (sub) Prem Tamang 52(68) OUT! Josh Finnie c&b Prem Tamang 37(60)

Live cricket score New Zealand 96/2 | Overs 23 | BATTING: Glenn Phillips 50(62), Josh Finnie 30(46): Nepal began well bagging two early wickets, but haven’t been able to continue with that momentum. The last dismissal was made in the 9th over and since then, 62 runs have ben added by New Zealand. The opening batsman Glenn Phillips has now brought up a superb half-century off60 balls he has faced so far. His innings is inclusive of five boundaries and one six. Phillips has been able to play freely as he has been getting constant support from Finnie from the other end. The duo look all set to spoil Nepal’s party.

Live cricket score New Zealand 41/2 | Overs 12 | BATTING: Glenn Phillips 20(31), Josh Finnie 5(11): Sunil Dhamala strikes for Nepal. He dismissed Finne Allen in the 9th over. A straight delivery, a tempted Allen goes straight down for a big shot but misses it badly and has his stumps smacked, leaving New Zealand at 31 for 2. Dhammala has finished his 6 overs, a wicket in that and has given just 21 runs. Meanwhile, he is being supported by Aarif Sheikh. The latter hasn’t picked a wicket so far but has been very economical for Nepal. OUT! Finne Allen 11(18) b Sunil Dhamala

Live cricket score New Zealand 23/1 | Overs 7 | BATTING: Glenn Phillips 12(16), Finn Allen 6(14): Nepal draw first blood. Four dot balls and under pressure Rachin Ravindra gets run out. He goes for 4 runs without scoring a boundary, leaving New Zealand at 16 for 1 in 3.5 overs. That wicket brought in the 16-year-old Finn Allen. From here, New Zealand need another 216 runs to win this contest. OUT! Rachin Ravindra 4(13) run out

Live cricket score New Zealand 16/0 | Overs 3 | Target 239 | BATTING: Glenn Phillips 11(11), Rachin Ravindra 4(8): Nepal’s Aarif Sheikh and Sunil Dhamala have opened bowling from either ends. Nine runs off the third over. Decent start for them.

Live cricket score Nepal 238/7 | Overs 50 | BATTING: Kushal Bhurtel 35(23), Prem Tamang 4(5): First innings comes to an end. Nathan Smith finished with 3 wickets to his name from 10 overs. The other wickets were shared between Christian Lepord, Aniket Parikh, Rachin Ravindraand Joshua Finnie. Out of 6 bowlers only New Zeaalnd’s Ben Sears ended wicket-less in the innings. On the other hand, wikcetkeeper-batsman Raju Rijal top-scored for Nepal with 48 runs off 65 balls. He shared a partnership worth of 61 runs with opening batsman Sandeep Sunar for the 4th wicket.

Live cricket score Nepal 160/4 | Overs 39 | BATTING: Aarif Sheikh 33(49), Rajbir Singh 12(23): New Zealand skipper Josh Finnie made the latest breakthrough for New Zealand, dismissing Raju Rijal in the 32nd over, leaving Nepal at 129 for 4. He fell short of 2 runs for a superb half-century. Nepal have managed just 24 runs in the last 5 overs, this shows how tight New Zealand have been bowling. While Rijal tried to go over the mid-wicket, he just managed an edge that went into the gloves of Scott. OUT! Raju Rijal c Talor Scott b Josh Finnie 48(71)

Live cricket score Nepal 88/3 | Overs 23 | BATTING: Raju Rijal 22(32), Aarif Sheikh 3(12): Rachin Ravindra struck for New Zealand, dismissed Sandeep Sunar in the 7th over, leaving Nepal at 68 for 3. He was well set on crease and was looking dnagerous. The bowler mainatained a good length and went just a little outside off stump, Sandeep failed to judge it thereby getting his top of stumps hit. OUt of 6 New Zealand bowlers already out in action, three of them have made breakthroughs. OUT! Sandeep Sunar b Rachin Ravindra 38(67)

Live cricket score Nepal 51/2 | Overs 10.1| BATTING: YS Karki 6 (9), R Rijal 0 (6): Nepal have lost two wickets consecutively. New batsman comes in Rijal. Nepal need to get the game on command. New Zealand’s A Parikh and Leopard have picked wickets. New Zealand are bowling good lengths and restricting Nepal in the right way. 

New Zealand have not always had the best of run in the premier tournament at the U-19 level, with their best-ever result coming in the third edition in 2000 in which they finished as runners-up after losing to England. The side have been struggling in the tournament so far in the warm-up fixtures, having lost to the Sri Lankans due to a top-order batting collapse before narrowly scraping past Afghanistan, and will look to start their league fixtures on a fresh note. The side will be led by Otago offspinner Josh Finnie, and he will be making his second appearance in the tournament, having played two games in the 2014 edition.


Nepal U-19: Raju Rijal (c), Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Bhurtel, Sunil Dhamala, Himanshu Dutta, Sushil Kandel, Yogendra Singh Karki, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishan Pandey, Rajbir Singh, Shankar Rana, Dipesh Sreshta, Sandeep Sunar, Prem Tamang.

New Zealand U-19: Josh Finnie (c), Finnley Allen, Josh Clarkson, Zak Gibson, Christian Leopard, Felix Murray, Aniket Parikh, Dale Phillips, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Talor Scott, Ben Sears, Nathan Smith, Daniel Stanley, Ross ter Braak.